Aquilegia species and hybrids
SWAN PINK YELLOW Columbine Aquilegia x hybrida
Heavy flowering, mounding, multi-stemmed, upright plants. Spurred spring flowers larger and longer lasting than other columbines. Outer flower petals soft coral pink shading to cream tips. Corollas pastel yellow. Outstanding performer. Grows 2 feet tall. Winter hardy to zone 3.
ALPINE Columbine Aquilegia alpina
Flowers solid bright blue, or blue with a white petal tube. One of the finest species for North American gardens. Plants grow to 1.5 feet tall in the North, to 3 feet tall in the South. Winter hardy to zone 3.
RED HOBBIT (aka Danish Dwarf) Columbine Aquilegia x caerulea
Showy, graceful, fiery red, semi-pendant flowers with white corollas. Compact, 18 inch plants. Stable hybrid. Self-sown plants true-to-type when isolated from other columbines. Flowers late spring to midsummer in mild climates, earlier where warm. Winter hardy to zone 3. Grows nicely with strawberry foxglove, lady's mantle, and Colorado Mix yarrow.
BIEDERMEIER MIX Columbine
Hybrid 12-18 inch tall plants. Spurred double and single, star-shaped upward facing flowers in late spring and early summer. Colors include bright shades of violet, cream, lilac, pink, and deep red. Winter hardy to zone 2.
BARLOW SERIES Columbine Seeds Aquilegia vulgaris plena
BLUE BARLOW Columbine
The fully double, spurless violet-blue blooms are superb for cutting. Grows to 32 inches tall. Winter hardy to zone 3.
BLACK BARLOW Columbine
Fully double, spurless, deep purple-black blooms. They are excellent cut flowers. Grows to 32 inches tall. Winter hardy to zone 3.
BORDEAUX BARLOW Columbine
The fully double, spurless, deep burgundy flowers are excellent for cutting. Grows up to 32 inches tall and is winter hardy to zone 3.
NORA BARLOW MIX Columbine
Fully double blooms look like small dahlias. Colors include shades of blue, pink, rose, red, violet, and white. They are superb for cutting. Nora was the granddaughter of Charles Darwin. Grows 24-30 inches tall. Winter hardy to zone 3.
BLUE STAR Columbine Aquilegia x caerulea
Outstanding columbine features beautiful 4 inch blue flowers with white corollas and long spurs. Early blooming, free flowering, well branched, relatively heat tolerant plants. Spring bloom, hummingbirds love flowers. Grows to 2.5 feet tall. Winter hardy to zone 3.
CAMEO MIX Columbine
An elegant formulated mix of blue, pink, rose, pure white, and soft pink flowers. Unique dwarf columbines grow 4-8 inches tall, and 12 inches wide. Cameo Mix columbines are covered in large, 1.5 inch flowers in May and June. Choice plants for patio containers, rock gardens, or woodland settings. Winter hardy to zone 3.
CLEMENTINE SERIES Columbine Seeds Aquilegia flabellata
CLEMENTINE DARK PURPLE Columbine
Deep purple flowers resemble a double clematis, and are superb for cutting. Winter hardy to zone 4. A Fleuroselect Approved Novelty.
CLEMENTINE BLUE Columbine
Blazing blue double flowers excellent for cutting.
CLEMENTINE RED Columbine
Bright red butterfly magnets. Winter hardy to zone 4.
CLEMENTINE FORMULA MIX Columbine
This mix has a variety of spectacular colors including blue, dark purple, red, rose and white. Winter hardy to zone 4.
CLEMENTINE SALMON ROSE Columbine
Clear salmon-rose color. Superb cut flower. Easy to blend with other colors. Winter hardy to zone 4. A Fleuroselect Approved Novelty.
CLEMENTINE WHITE Columbine
Impressive pristine white flowers on handsome heavy blooming plants. A fabulous choice for borders, containers, or cutting.
CRYSTAL Columbine Aquilegia x caerulea
Lovely white flowers with long spurs on 24-30 inch plants. Winter hardy to zone 3.
DRAGONFLY HYBRIDS DWARF Columbine Aquilegia x hybrida
A gorgeous mix of long-spurred flowers on compact, 16 inch tall plants. Includes 5 colors plus additional bicolors. Prefers filtered shade, will tolerate sun in cool summer areas. Winter hardy to zone 3.
DWARF WHITE Columbine Aquilegia flabellata 'nana alba'
The leaves are thicker and bluer than other columbines and the compact 8 inch plants are very attractive. The waxy, nodding flowers are pure white. This is an excellent columbine for the front of shaded borders or in containers. Winter hardy to zone 3.
MAGPIE Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris
The 1.5 inch blooms are deep purple, nearly black with contrasting white corollas. Foliage is deep green and plants grow to 24 inches tall. Winter hardy to zone 3.
MCKANNA'S GIANT Columbine Aquilegia x caerulea
Large, long-spurred, 2-4 inch flowers in a wide range of colors. Includes yellow, peach, purple, crimson, scarlet, white, blue and pink flowers. They are excellent for cutting. Plants grow 2-3 feet tall. Winter hardy to zone 3.
ORIGAMI HYBRID SERIES Columbine Seeds Aquilegia x hybrida
Enormous 2-3 inch flowers cover the compact, 16-20 inch tall plants. Their flowering season is much longer than most columbines. 'Origami' columbines are excellent choices for massing, mixed borders or containers. A first year flowering perennial when started early. Winter hardy to zone 3. They combine beautifully with lady's mantle.
ORIGAMI RED AND WHITE Columbine Aquilegia x hybrida
Gorgeous, 2-3 inch red and white flowers.
ORIGAMI ROSE AND WHITE Aquilegia x hybrida
Extra large flowers with rose petals and white corollas.
ORIGAMI WHITE Columbine
Extra large, 2-3 inch pure white flowers.
ORIGAMI YELLOW Columbine
Huge, yellow star-shaped flowers.
ORIGAMI BLUE AND WHITE Columbine
Large, gorgeous, blue and white flowers.
ORIGAMI MIX Columbine
A formulated mix of huge blue, red, rose, pink, white, and yellow flowers.
CRIMSON STAR Columbine Aquilegia x caerulea
Outstanding columbine features stunning 4 inch crimson red flowers with white corollas, and long spurs. Plants are early blooming, free flowering, well branched, and relatively heat tolerant. Bloom is in spring, flowers attract hummingbirds. Grows to 2.5 feet tall. Winter hardy to zone 3.
SONGBIRD NIGHTINGALE Columbine Aquilegia x hybrida
Extremely large, 3 inch long-spurred lavender and white blooms in May and June.
SPRING MAGIC SERIES Columbine Seeds Aquilegia x hybrida
Prolific producers of exceptionally colorful 2 inch flowers on compact, 14 inch tall plants. Winter hardy to zone 3.
SPRING MAGIC MIX Columbine
A blend of Spring Magic colors formulated from blue, navy, pink, rose, ivory and white flowers.
SPRING MAGIC NAVY AND WHITE Columbine
Deep, grayish purple-blue, 2 inch flowers with white corollas.
YELLOW STAR Columbine Aquilegia x caerulea
Bright yellow long spurred flowers on 30 inch plants. Winter hardy to zone 3.
ROSE QUEEN Columbine Aquilegia x caerulea
Gorgeous, long spurred, rose-pink flowers with white corollas. Grows to 2.5 feet tall. Winter hardy to zone 3.
How to Plant Columbine Seeds
Sow seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65-70° F., germination is in 21-28 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds in groups of 3 to 4 seeds spaced 6-18 inches apart. Thin to the strongest plant.
Growing Columbine: Full sun in mild climates, part to light shade where it is warm. Tolerates moderate water, better performance when soil kept moist. Cut back old stems for repeat bloom. Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.